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Would you ever want to have a rodent (e.g. domestic rat, mouse, hamster) as a pet?

Poll Results: 3,263 votes    vote on this poll
I already do / I used to

Related: What’s Your Rodent IQ? (Quiz)

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Magdalena J.
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 12:47 AM

Yes, if I didn't have cats :)

Neil B.
Sunday July 20, 2014, 9:37 PM

A hamster was my first personal pet and it taught me how to care for an animal and the work that was involved. The two family dogs were not too impressed but I thought he was cool :)

Sandy G.
Sunday July 20, 2014, 11:32 AM

No rodents, reptiles, birds or any other species should be sold in stores of any kind. Their death rates are appalling. The cruelty and neglect in disgusting. What makes humans think it's ok to trade in animals? Go to a shelter and adopt a loveable cat or dog there. Keeping birds in cages? Are you kidding me? They have WINGS! They're meant to be free, not in a cage. Keeping birds, rodents and reptiles is not about an affinity with the animal, it's about you and your own vanity. You can still be different without subjugating animals. Most rodents and birds are kept in cages their entire lives. Where's the love in that?

Christian Swift
Sunday July 20, 2014, 10:30 AM

Would rather have a dog!

Jo S.
Saturday July 19, 2014, 3:34 PM

Why not? I used to as a child.

Sarah Ellissa Markey
Saturday July 19, 2014, 10:44 AM

I used to have a little black mouse as a child. :)

Mahalia W.
Saturday July 19, 2014, 3:40 AM

I used to have two rats and they were the sweetest, most intelligent little creatures I ever had the pleasure of knowing!

Melissa Graybeal
Friday July 18, 2014, 5:29 PM

I had mice as a child and loved them. Very playful

Natasha Salgado
Friday July 18, 2014, 9:46 AM

Not now

Anna Wang
Friday July 18, 2014, 3:51 AM


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